Mr. Satoshi Suzuki
Deputy Minister for Foreign Policy
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

Mr. Walter Douglas 
Deputy Assistant Secretary, 
Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs 

US Department of State

Ms. Meredith Miller
Former Senior Vice President,
National Bureau of Asian Research;
Senior Vice President,

Albright Stonebridge Group

Moderated by:
Dr. Matthew Kroenig
Deputy Director,
Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Atlantic Council

Please join the Atlantic Council’s Asia Security Initiative, housed within the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, for a discussion on opportunities, challenges, and regional perspectives surrounding the Free and Open Indo-Pacific.

What challenges do countries face in working towards a more secure and prosperous Indo-Pacific? What opportunities are there for cooperation and collaboration between regional countries? How has Japan’s commitment to development cooperation, and the United States’ focus on economics, governance, and security in the Free and Open Indo-Pacific played out since their inception in 2017? How can the United States’, Japan’s, and Southeast Asian countries’ visions and strategies help us achieve a more secure and prosperous Indo-Pacific